Ohio Waterfowler Forums banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
ok in late season does it seem to flare the birds when calling alot?

i have found this to be true but i want other opions.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,145 Posts
If there is anything that is an absolute in waterfowling, it is that there are no absolutes! By that I mean on any given day, the birds may want a lot of calling, or very little, but I would never generalize it to a time of year or part of the season. We have had days where the birds wanted screamed at all the way in, and the very next day under the same conditions, we just got their attention then shut up. Reading birds is the key here. Seeing their reaction to the different sounds you make and go with what they like.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
thanks for the info
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Great advice DeWayne, Reading the birds is the most important factor in calling birds. Jim
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,145 Posts
You are quite welcome Robert. I know it sounds simple, but there is no substitute for time in the field calling birds. Watching their reactions to various sounds, (honks, clucks, moans, etc.) will tell you what the like and don't like. The more experience, the better you will read birds.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
203 Posts
i would add that if something isn't working dont be afraid to try something new. if you have a new sound you have been working on throw it out there it might be the difference. geese get used to hearing the same sounds from hunters. if you are hunting the same area change things up some.

brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
139 Posts
Well on the closing day of the season we shot our limit of geese without one decoy and we were a few miles off the "X". Calling can do a number on geese but it's not always how good the call sounds it's reading the birds. So no calling won't flare geese any time but bad calling or over calling or not paying attention to what the geese are doing will flare geese even durring the early season. Listen to live geese they will help you with the sounds they hear every day.

Ronnie Smith
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
Sometimes a change in call can make the difference. They might like a high pitch for two weeks and then a deep call the next day. Mix in some other waterfowl sounds as well for confidence (if you have ducks in the area). It'll make the geese feel more at ease.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top